How to Keep a Field Journal

How to Keep a Field Journal


After reading all about scientific field journals, answer the questions on this student sheet.

What type of information is recorded in the field notes journal?



Is there one specific way to keep a field journal?  Explain your answer.



Describe the different ways that scientists might record their observations, measurements, and ideas in their field journal.



Since it is not possible to write everything down in a journal, what advice does anthropologist Eleanor Sterling provide in “How to Keep a Journal 1”?



Why are field journals important in science?



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